Success Stories

At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Bundy's Story: Unexpected Success

While working as a Church service missionary for the Employment Resource Center in Ogden, Utah, Doug Bundy was encouraged to create his own profile on the ldsjobs.org website so that he could better assist others in their job search. He never expected to find a job for himself.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Erna's Story: She Proved She Was Not Too Old

When others thought Erna was too old to start a career, her bishop, Deseret Industries, and LDS Employment Resource Services thought differently.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Karl's Story: Angels of Employment

Elder Roth met Karl at the Centerville Utah Employment Resource Center not long after Karl’s contractor superintendent construction job ended. Karl had worked in construction throughout his whole career and had an impressive amount of work experience.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Yazmin's Story: Learning How to Enter a Changing Job Market

Yazmin took a three year break after graduating from law school to stay home with her newborn. When she began looking for work again, she realized that the market had already changed, and needed to brush up on her job search skills to find meaningful employment. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Richard's Story: From Stake Welfare Specialist to Job Seeker

When Richard was called to be the stake welfare specialist, he knew he would be helping members of his stake build better futures, but he never imagined the experience would also be such a benefit to his own future. Some time after being called, Richard's employment was terminated, but he was successful in finding a new job through applying the principles he had learned as an employment specialist.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Brent's Story: How His Firefighting Career Took Off

Brent first knew he wanted to be a firefighter in 10th grade when his father took him on a firefighter helicopter trip over the Hawaiian Islands, USA.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Yolanda's Story: Learning How to Employ

Sister Yolanda Morales has a definite talent: she can see the good in everyone and in every situation. As a missionary at the Costa Rica Employment Resource Center her talent comes in handy as she greets people with a smile, asks them about their needs, and helps them determine how the employment center can help them.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Karie’s Story: Her Hobby Helped Her Succeed

As Karie and her husband began planning for retirement, they realized she would need to work for them to reach their goals. Karie utilized social media and her social network developed through scrapbooking to find an opening that fit what she was looking for. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Finding the Right Opportunities

Francisco was raised in a very poor family. His parents were divorced when he was very young and as his mother tried to raise her children alone, the family passed through difficult times.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

We Have Work to Do Here

The first time I experienced unemployment, I left my job because I wanted to move to a new city in search of a new life. While preparing to move, I volunteered in the employment resource center and taught the Career Workshop.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Cassandra's Story: Making Weak Things Strong

For many people, physical disabilities are an unbreakable barrier standing between them and professional success. For Cassandra, however, being deaf gave her the motivation to succeed in not only a career, but in life. 

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Dirk's Story: Answering Prayers

Dirk’s employment history is a testament to his flexibility. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Dirk began his career working in the hotel industry in Utah. Later he and his family relocated to Virginia after he received a job with a staffing company.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Francisco's Story: Honesty Gave Him More Opportunities

Francisco takes the career workshop once a year. He doesn’t take it because he’s unemployed, but rather because he wants to stay employed. By taking the workshop, he learns how to be a better employee and what skills employers are currently looking for.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Trent and Iuliana's Story: Moving from Moldova

Trent and Iuliana met in Chicago, U.S., while she was studying abroad as a student from Moldova, an Eastern European country. She had come to the United States on a scholarship that required her to return to her native country for at least two years once she finished her classes.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Thomas' Story: Two Days of Training, Two Interviews

In 2009, I completed my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. As I began my job search, I was invited to several interviews across the country. However, within a week or so of each interview, I received an e-mail or phone call thanking me for my time and telling me my qualifications were impressive, but that ultimately the company was choosing to continue with other applicants.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Ari's Story: Networking Stepping-Stones

Ari described his networking experiences as crossing a river by way of stepping-stones. When you start out on a path, you go from one stepping-stone to another.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

The Tender Mercy of Employment

I had been unemployed since April 15th. Looking for a job in the accounting field during the off season was not panning out. My family had just made a major move from Georgia to Utah and our finances were running dangerously low.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Chauntil's Story: The Search for a Shorter Commute

Every day, Chauntil commuted about 100 miles round trip to work. Not only was the long commute tiring, but she felt that she was not able to spend enough time with her husband and son because of it.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Job Hunting According to Nephi

Throughout my career, I have had several close calls with unemployment, but all my jobs since student employment in college had found me, so I never had to search. I guess I was expecting the same thing to happen again, but it didn’t.

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At LDS Employment Resource Services (LDS Jobs), we'll help you become gainfully employed through education and networking with local companies.

Mark’s Story: Gaining the Tools to Succeed

When Mark started looking for a job after being unexpectedly laid off, he was frustrated by his lack of success. By working with the Employment Resource Center he was able to gain the tools he needed to communicate his job experience and return to the workforce. 

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